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This factsheet is for children who need to take steroids as part of anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) treatment for aplastic anaemia.

What are steroids?

‘Steroid’ is a word that describes a set of chemicals that work in lots of different ways to keep your body healthy. Your body makes its own steroids, but they can also be made somewhere else so they can be given to you as tablets or liquid, or maybe in an injection. Steroids are an important part of keeping you safe and stopping you from feeling poorly while you have anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) treatment for aplastic anaemia.

What’s in this factsheet?

This factsheet talks about how steroids can help you, what you might notice when you are taking them, and what happens afterwards.

You can view or download the factsheet as a PDF here: 

Steroids (age group 5-11)

Or order it as a printed booklet here